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Click here (https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/club-membership-registration-form) to join/renew your SPS membership.

Click here (https://sites.google.com/view/spsatlanta/home) to quickly access documents such as registration, themes, rules, etc.

Photo above by Gail Mitchell.

The Southeastern Photographic Society (SPS) is an Atlanta-based community of photographers established in 1976 to help members learn the skills for creating great images and sharing them with others. Our monthly meetings are in the Toco Hills/Emory area of Atlanta. SPS has annual dues of $40 per individual to support the club’s expenses such as rent for meeting spaces, honoraria for speakers, supplies and other such expenses. Board members serve voluntarily.

By paying the SPS dues you become a member of SPS and may participate in activities available only to dues-paying members, including submitting images into our monthly First Friday competition/critique, and our annual juried exhibitions which occur two to three times a year. (There is also a fee associated with entering images into exhibitions.)

We hope that anyone learning of us on MeetUp will check out the SPS by attending a monthly meeting or participating in a MeetUp field event with members. We look forward to seeing you and hope you will support the club by becoming a dues-paying member.

It’s easy to join! Just click here (https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/club-membership-registration-form).

The SPS has three standing meetings every month. Please note that we sometimes adjust meetings due to holidays so please check the schedule on Meetup.

· The First Friday Monthly Meeting at 7:30 pm at Clairmont Presbyterian Church. This meeting includes a guest speaker and member competition and critique. Competitions include color prints, black and white prints, and digital images.

· The Second Saturday Coffee and Critique at 9:00 AM at Emory Presbyterian Church. This is an informal meeting where members bring their own prints for open discussion. Check MeetUp for the format as we alternate between print and digital images.

· The Fourth Tuesday Learnshop at 7:00 PM at Clairmont Presbyterian Church. This meeting is a member-to-member presentation of techniques and special topics to advance the learning of our club members.

The SPS also has regular Meetup field events where members and guests get together to photograph an event or place. (Some Meetup field events are for members only.)

You will find much useful information on the monthly competition themes, competition rules, exhibitions, and other SPS information in the "Useful Links" sections of our Google Sites Page.

"Useful Links" (https://sites.google.com/view/spsatlanta/home)

Upcoming events (3)

Lightroom: Catalog Management and Organizing Your Photos

Are you looking for one more thing to organize these days? How about your Lightroom catalog? Join David Woolf for this small interactive session with the goal of problem solving for the participants. Have you ended up with more catalogs than you want (or need)? Are your photos well organized? Can you find any photo in your catalog quickly? Maybe you just need a little help cleaning up a mess. Topics may include (but not be limited to): File and folder organization File naming Catalog management Back-up plan One catalog vs. multiple? Combining catalogs Transferring from laptop onto your main computer DNG vs. native raw format? This session is in response to a handful of folks who had questions about their LR catalogs OR about their image organization in general. We want it to be small enough for hands-on problem solving Everyone is welcome to this event, but the session is: - not a general primer or tutorial on Lightroom - not a Learnshop - will not be meaningful to non-Lightroom users If this was not the program you were expecting, please revise your RSVP to "Not Going" or let me know so that I can take you off the list and open up space for folks on the waiting list. Please note: This session will only be addressing organizational issues in Lightroom. We will not be talking about the Develop module or other modules. Also, we will only be talking about Lightroom Classic, the desktop version of Lightroom. Limited to the first 20 people who sign up. Please do not sign up unless you definitely plan to attend. Also, if you sign up and you plans change, please let us know. We will send the Zoom link approximately 24 hours before the event. This session is for SPS paid members only.

Coffee & Critique - “Virtual” Meeting! (READ CAREFULLY)

Join us for another “virtual edition” of SPS’s monthly Coffee & Critique! Regulars know that we meet every month to share images and provide constructive feedback to each other on how to improve our photography. We normally alternate each month between digital and print critiques, and the meetings are for newcomers and seasoned photographers alike. During this period of “social distancing,” though, we are conducting our monthly C&C meetings online until it is safe to meet again in person. We will be using the Zoom video conferencing platform for these meetings. You will be able to log in using smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops (both PC’s and Mac’s) but your device will need to be equipped with speakers and a microphone, as well as a camera, for you to fully participate. Details will be included in the instructions sent to participants, but Zoom is a very simple, easy-to-use system. Because of the online format, we are limiting participation to 35 active participants, but others may join to observe. In addition, you must RSVP on the MeetUp site to attend because only folks who have RSVP’d will be sent instructions and the link needed to join the meeting. Finally, because of the size limitation on the meetings, it is important that you cancel your RSVP if your plans change so that a slot will open to someone on the waitlist, if there is one. ******Please Note: Everyone on the “waitlist” will be allowed to join and hear the critiques, but they will not be able to submit images for critique. ****** For these “virtual” digital C&C’s, participants may submit up to two images for feedback. Please size your images as you would for an SPS competition (see instructions here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17-daV-kW5-6riHRLTGj_u3GaNTTm23eB/view Submissions must be emailed to [masked] no later than 8:00 pm on the Thursday before the meeting. Please put “critique” in the subject line. I will acknowledge receipt of submissions, so if you don’t hear from me, it means I didn’t get your images. Your images should be titled with your name and a number showing the sequence of the submissions — e.g., JaneDoe1, JaneDoe2, JaneDoe3 — with the number reflecting the order in which your images will be shown. If anyone has any questions, feel free to email me. Jeff ****************************************************************************** SPS has three standing meetings each month for its members and guests. The First Friday meeting features an outside speaker and a competition. While competition entries at these monthly meetings are restricted to currently paid-up members, we ALWAYS welcome visitors interested in photography to attend. The Learnshops (fourth Tuesdays) and Coffee & Critique (second Saturdays) are intended for members, but again, we welcome visitors. If you attend regularly, we ask that you help support the club (which pays for the rental of the facilities, supplies, and equipment) by becoming a member! To pay your SPS dues, visit: https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/club-membership-registration-form To find out more about SPS visit: https://sites.google.com/view/spsatlanta ***************************************************************************** LIABILITY NOTICE: By signing up and attending a Meetup sponsored by the Southeastern Photographic Society, I acknowledge that these activities can be hazardous and that I could be injured or my property damaged. I agree that I am voluntarily participating in these activities and assume any risk of physical injury or damage to my property.

Call for Entries - The Art of the Capture: Photographing Our World

Emory University Hospital Midtown

The Art of the Capture: Photographing Our World - A juried exhibition by members of the Southeastern Photographic Society Emory University Hospital Midtown Exhibition Dates: 10/4/20 - 9/--/21 Opening Reception 10/04/20 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (may be on-line) Entry Deadline is Midnight on 7/26/20 [Note: Image above is First Place Winner of the 2019 Emory Midtown Exhibition, "Water Cannons" by Greg Comstock.] Please don't RSVP to this event; the date/time is the deadline for submission of entries into the competition. There is no event. SPS is pleased to invite members to submit entries for our fourth juried exhibition at Emory University Hospital Midtown. For all exhibit information, requirements, and entry instructions, please click here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PnnOaYSAAl2wrEVw7lIAMRZ785V7P9Nn/view?usp=sharing to access the 2020 Call for Entries at Emory University Hospital Midtown. This is a wonderful opportunity for SPS to display members' photographs in a year-long exhibition in the busy atrium at Emory Midtown. The theme for this exhibit will be, "The Art of the Capture: Photographing Our World." For this exhibit, the hospital is seeking images that celebrate life and the world around us. Subjects could include, but certainly wouldn’t be limited to, landscapes, cityscapes, travel, abstracts, and nature. Remembering that Emory is trying to promote the idea of healthy lifestyle and diversity may help guide your image selection. (Conversely, there is some obvious subject matter that would not be appropriate, e.g., any images of smoking, drinking, cemeteries, etc.) Human subjects are permissible. Please note the following: • You must be a paid SPS member to submit images for consideration for this exhibition. Please click here (https://form.jotform.com/spsatlanta/club-membership-registration-form) for information about how to become an SPS member. • Detailed requirements for gallery presentation of framed images are included in the Call for Entries. These requirements are designed to ensure an overall uniform and cohesive look for the exhibition. • Since this is a juried exhibition, entering does not guarantee that all entrants will have images selected. Questions? Please contact Gail Mitchell, 2020 SPS Exhibition Chair, at [masked]. SPS has implemented online image submission and payment. Members may submit up to 4 images by paying the $30 entry fee. Please click here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PnnOaYSAAl2wrEVw7lIAMRZ785V7P9Nn/view?usp=sharing to see the 2020 Call for Entries at Emory University Hospital Midtown for instructions for image submission and payment.

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